With the new computer system it has been work...work...and more work. Whew! But I am still here. Not much happening at the home, other than less housework getting done, less cooking getting done, and more sleep when I can.
Last Sunday the "system" was down for maintenance though, so I was able to get out into my severely neglected garden:
Yep, that is a garden in there....you wouldn't know it to look at it though would you? With my boy's helping (and lollygagging, and making me laugh), four hours later this is what it looked like:
Not too shabby! I was sore for days after, from being on my hands and knees pulling weeds, and getting up and down. Wowsers! Worked muscles I didn't know I had. I obviously won't get enough to do much more than munch on this year, but I have learned a lot. Next year I will be planting the ENTIRE area, not just half. I also will use an intensive planting to get more into a small area. Despite the neglect, I also have a few tomatoes growing, and all the plants have nearly doubled in size and all are flowering...a good sign!
We didn't manage to weed the peas...which were taken over by grass/weeds....
They are in the edge of that jungle there....but amazingly, I am getting some peas. I got enough yesterday for one serving, and nibbled on them raw....yum!
I bought this book last week while at Tractor Supply and can't wait to use some of his ideas!